Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Lead Carpenter is $24.64
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Lead Carpenters?
An early career Lead Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.82 based on 143 salaries. A mid-career Lead Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.71 based on 203 salaries. An experienced Lead Carpenter …Read more
What Do Lead Carpenters Do?
A lead carpenter is a skilled laborer with a focus on constructing wood-based products. Most lead carpenters work in an industrial or construction setting to build housing frames (rather than building rocking chairs and furniture); however, some upscale furniture products are still made by hand. The work life of a lead carpenter varies depending on the industry. Some carpenters have more structured work hours; for example, they may work during regular business hours with pay for any overtime …Read more
- Analyze construction blueprints and plans to create timeline, project layouts, and resource needs.
- Prepare, build, repair, and remodel project elements as needed.
- Inspect site for safety, changes and progress and communicate effectively to clients and team.
- Manage team members and validate their work regularly.